Amazon Appstore FAOTD: Escape Game Garage Escape

Amazon Appstore FAOTD: Escape Game Garage Escape

May 26, 2015

For today, Android users Stateside that frequent the Amazon Appstore can get Escape Game Garage Escape for free, courtesy of developer Neodots Creations and the Amazon Appstore’s ongoing Free App of the Day promotion.

The game takes advantage of the latest craze — escape puzzles — and gives users an opportunity to carve a way out of a tricky situation.

Escape Games Garage Escape
The purpose of this game is to come out of the garage without giving any clue to the kidnappers. Collect and combine item to solve the puzzle. Test your escaping skills by solving puzzles and using all the objects around the garage rooms. There are different activities, mini games and brain games to solve. The best way to escape this garage is to make an escape plan to complete all the activities. Give your brain a real workout by solving all the puzzles in different rooms. Check out if you have what it takes to be one of the chosen ones to escape this mini games and unique puzzle game. This game will give you a thrilling garage escape experience and action.

Neodots Creations has several games in the genre, so this is an opportunity to see what this developer can do.

The game has a regular price of $1.00.

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[Source: Amazon Appstore]

Nightmares from the Deep 2 is 80% Off for a Limited Time

Nightmares from the Deep 2 is 80% Off for a Limited Time

May 25, 2015

Nightmares from the Deep 2 (styled Nightmares from the Deep: The Siren’s Call on the Amazon Appstore) is going on sale for a limited time.

This hidden object game is free to download; the full version can be obtained via in-app purchase. For the duration of this promotion, the full version unlock costs only $0.99.

Excerpts from the press release:

When Sarah Black, the curator at the Caribbean Naval Museum, receives a mysterious package, she is unwittingly drawn into an ancient conflict. As she begins to remove an artifact from the package, assailants instantly descend on the museum and snatch it. In disbelief, Sarah realizes that yet again she is falling headfirst into a nightmare from the deep! Soon she finds herself on the shores of Kingsmouth, a forgotten fishing village with an incredible secret. A would-be messenger reveals the sad truth: he and the town’s other denizens are gradually turning into ghoulish, mutated ocean creatures. And that this curse was cast by none other than Mayor Murray and the old sea-devil himself, Davy Jones! Answer the siren’s call to save this beleaguered village and defeat Davy Jones, Mayor Murray and his pet sea monster, the Kraken!

Nightmares from the Deep: The Siren’s Call is filled with suspense and intrigue. It brims with interactive mini-games, diverse puzzles and dynamic hidden object scenes. Silhouette type scenes hide a few items that are parts of puzzles and help you find other hidden items on the same scenes. In the end of each search you’ll get a tool that is crucial for further progress. This sequel also offers you mahjong mini-game as an alternative to regular hidden object scenes. Stunning artwork and pleasant voiceovers contribute to the compelling atmosphere. Spiced up with a breathtaking story line that combines mythology with modern characters, Nightmares from the Deep 2 will catch your attention immediately and guarantee an unforgettable gaming experience.

Key Features:

Thrilling storyline and awesome artwork
48 enigmatic locations
Over 400 objects to find
20 hidden object scenes
28 amazingly diverse mini-games
30 fantastic achievements

We had an opportunity to review the game a while back, and liked the form.

Hurry though; this deal is live now and ends on May 31st, 2015.

[Our Review]

Amazon Appstore FAOTD: Speak For Me

Amazon Appstore FAOTD: Speak For Me

May 25, 2015

Today’s free app offering for Stateside folks is Speak For Me.

Product Features

Train your phone to say the things you wish you could say
Tease a friend or quiet a co-worker with your phone
Don’t get in trouble for what you say; blame your phone instead
Product Description
Let the phone speak for you!

Enter any text, save it, and let the phone do the talk. The saved text can be edited and deleted.

Supported languages:
English (US)
English (UK)
French
German
Italian
Spanish

Have fun!

The app is regularly priced at $0.99.

New Game Radio Runner Arrives on Android

New Game Radio Runner Arrives on Android

May 23, 2015

Developer Stolen Pad Studio has a new game out on Google Play and the Amazon Appstore; it is a platformer called Radio Runner.

With interesting music and twitch elements, it looks like a compelling game. Per the Google Play page:

Description
Radio Runner is a fast paced, rhythm-music platform game, totally addictive and incredibly hardcore with neon graphics and cool music. You will have to run between three platform switching them and jump to progress .Precise moves and fast decisions are extremly required to avoid the obstacles and dead-ends on your way. Collect all coins and finish the levels on fewer attempt possible.
Features
Stylish Neon graphics
5 challenging Levels
5 Funky tracks
Extremly addictive

Radio Run is completely free on on both stores.

Microids and Pendulo Studios Announce Upcoming Game Yesterday Origins

Microids and Pendulo Studios Announce Upcoming Game Yesterday Origins

May 23, 2015

Fans of point-and-click thriller Yesterday are in for a treat: Microids and Pendulo Studios are teaming up to develop a sequel named Yesterday Origins.

The new game will feature our protagonist John Yesterday, and will sport new graphics. Players won’t necessarily have to play the original adventure to enjoy the upcoming one.

“Yesterday Origins” is a new point & click adventure game in the highest tradition that echoes “Yesterday” released in 2012. It continues the adventures of the hero, John Yesterday, in the modern age simultaneously with the linked events of the Spanish Inquisition period.

The players will enjoy meeting again some of the first episode’s protagonists and elements. Nevertheless, it will also be possible to directly enter the universe created by Pendulo Studios with “Yesterday Origins” and without playing “Yesterday” before.

Pendulo Studios’ co-founder Felipe Gomez Pinilla is clearly amped and even a bit mysterious. “We are very excited to meet again with John Yesterday who has only delivered part of his secrets so far,” he says. “We still have several surprises in store for the fans…”

Microids VP Elliot Grassiano talks up the partnership. “For the past 30 years, Microïds has offered stories filled with poetic charm, thrills and plot twists through a long tradition of adventure games. Working along with one of the best studios in the past decade in this area, is particularly stimulating,” he says.

We had a chance to review the Android port of Yesterday, and liked it a great deal.

Yesterday Origins is due out in 2016; we’ll be waiting.

Impatiently.

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Amazon Appstore FAOTD: Amazing Emma

Amazon Appstore FAOTD: Amazing Emma

May 23, 2015

Today’s free app offering from the Amazon Appstore is Amazing Emma (courtesy of Socialin LLC); it looks to be a set of mini-games that are geared towards the young and the young at heart.

The game is available now for free, down from its regular price of $1.99.

Google Maps Adds Full Navigation Support for Android Wear and More via Update

Google Maps Adds Full Navigation Support for Android Wear and More via Update

May 22, 2015

Google Maps is getting a pretty interesting update that, among other things, ups the functionality of the premier mobile navigation utility with Android Wear.

Also notable is new ability to receive audio traffic alerts during navigation, and traffic descriptions that help with pre-drive planning.

Officially, per Google Play, the updates are below:

What’s New
• Full screen Maps and navigation support for Android Wear. Know where you are and what’s around you with Google Maps at a glance of your wrist.
• Spoken traffic alerts in Navigation tell you about congestion and incidents on your route. Traffic descriptions give you a summary of traffic before you drive.
• New Transit directions when you’re in a city. Easily compare routes and see in next departures (available in certain cities).
• Bug Fixes

Google Maps is available for free on Google Play.

[Source: Google Play]

Chromecast App Receives Update

Chromecast App Receives Update

May 22, 2015

Chromecast is getting an update which is rolling out currently.

What’s New
– Redesigned devices view, showing devices as cards with backdrop and casting status
– Added setting to change backdrop speed
– Browse through history of backdrop images recently shown on your Chromecasts
– Improved reliability and performance of backdrop cards
– Improved multi-user and multi-Chromecast backdrop settings

We had an opportunity to review the Chromecast system when it first came out, and were (and still are) huge fans.

Chromecast is free (with the purchase of a Chromecast dongle) on Google Play.

Amazon Appstore FAOTD: Laserbreak Pro

Amazon Appstore FAOTD: Laserbreak Pro

May 22, 2015

Amazon Appstore has an interesting title for today’s Free App of the Day promotion: Lasebreak Pro from Apex Creative.

Laserbreak Pro is the fully unlocked version of Laserbreak including 90 amazing levels to entertain you for many hours.

Laserbreak is a highly Addictive, Challenging and Seriously Fun Experience that is captivating gamers around the globe.

Laserbreak is the most exciting and unique new puzzle game to hit the Android market.
Use the many awesome objects including TNT, balls, wormholes, elevators, magnets and more to direct your laser beam at the target. Smash, burn and blast your way to victory. The possibilities are endless!
Laser break features many amazing levels ranging from simple to incredibly challenging

Laserbreak Pro is usually priced at $0.99.

Amazon Game Studios Partners with WayForward Technologies to Release Til Morning’s Light for Fire Devices

Amazon Game Studios Partners with WayForward Technologies to Release Til Morning’s Light for Fire Devices

May 21, 2015

Amazon Game Studios and WayForward Technologies have a new game out for Fire devices called Til Morning’s Light.

At first glance, it looks like a fun exploration and mystery caper set in 3D. We can also glean a dark environment from the trailer and screen caps.

Excerpts from the announcement:

Erica Page is an ordinary teenage girl, just trying to fit in. She’s also trapped in a mansion haunted by a 200 year-old curse. You know, the normal stuff. Help her explore the huge, creepy, and not exactly empty mansion, and hopefully a way out.

There are clues to decipher, tools to collect, and puzzles to solve. If all else fails, Erica can beat the goo out of supernatural nasties with an arsenal of clubs, knives, and swords. Oh, did we forget to tell you? Erica has to escape by dawn, or she’ll become the next ghost in the mansion!

The game is available now on the Amazon Appstore for $6.99.

[Source: AGS Blogpost]

Root Explorer Gets Improved via Update

Root Explorer Gets Improved via Update

May 21, 2015

File management application Root Explorer is getting an update; the update brings the device management utility a few refinements.

Per Google Play, the update brings:

3.3.5
• Improved archive extraction to SD card in Lollipop
• Fix for problem opening text files in /data/misc
• Other miscellaneous fixes

We had a chance to review Root Explorer a short while back,and came away impressed with its design and overall efficacy.

The app is available for $3.99 on the Play Store; there is also a free variant called Explorer.

Mint: Finance, Budget & Money Gets an Update

Mint: Finance, Budget & Money Gets an Update

May 21, 2015

Intuit is hard at work improving its mobile money manager Mint, and a new update is rolling out now.

Per Google Play, the current update includes:

Weekly Summary Page:
See your top spending categories, where you made the most purchases and on what days you spent the most money all on a single page. Weekly summaries are available Sundays and will be sent via notifications.

Additional Improvements:
– Summary Page Notifications can be turned off from the Summary Page
– Layout improvements for Tablet
– Additional Material Design Improvements in Phone and Tablet
– Improved Card Management for Account Suggestions
– Squished Bugs

Mint is available for free on Google Play.

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[Source: Google Play]